Sad Russian Stories
By Destinations, Dreams and Dogs on June 04, 2014
The novel, Anna Karenina, begins with the sentence, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” And while we all know that happy Russian families exist, you’d be hardpressed to find one in a popular novel or film. Social commentators have long observed that, the colder the climate, the more melancholy the populace. Benedetto’s family, hailing from the warm Mediterranean, tends to be more happy-go-lucky than my serious-minded family arriving from Russia’s chilly climes. . . .
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